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Monday, May 07, 2012

Utah's 2012 World Beer Cup Winners

Brewers from around the world received awards from an elite international panel of judges in the 2012 Brewers Association World Beer Cup. The ninth bi-annual competition boasted the strongest field of entrants on record, with 799 breweries from 54 countries and 45 U.S. states entering 3,921 beers in 95 beer style categories. A 17.7 percent increase over 2010, the entries were eligible for gold, silver and bronze awards in their respective categories. Judges presented a total of 284 awards.

Normally, Utah's brewers do pretty well at the bi-annual competition. This year, the only medals were awarded to Squatters and the Utah Brewers Cooperative. Here are the winning local beers with the complete winners list a well. Congrats!

Session Beer
Gold: Vienna Lager, Squatters Pub Brewery, Salt Lake City, UT

American-Style Amber/Red Ale

Gold: Big Cottonwood, Utah Brewers Co-op, Salt Lake City, UT

Belgian-Style Sour Ale

Bronze: Fifth Element Vintage 2011, Squatters Pub Brewery, Salt Lake City, UT




Dono said...

Congrats to Squatters and UBC, they always make great beer. :-)
Not sure who all submitted this year, but I don't usually enter beers into the WBC. Maybe fewer wins for Utah means fewer entries this year. Don't know for sure.

Squatters Pubs said...

Thanks Mikey! We are very excited about our medal wins. Especially since this is the first beer competition with Jason Stock as our Brewmaster.